Love in Dark Settings
Suspenseful gay novels and romantic friendship fiction
|Website:||Dusk Peterson's website|
|Bio:||I write suspenseful love stories, romantic friendship fiction, and friendship stories with gay, bisexual, heterosexual, asexual, and transgender characters. Formerly a journalist and history writer, I've written romance, crime fiction, war fiction, historical speculative fiction, fantasy and science fiction, contemporary stories, and narrative nonfiction. |
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THE SUSAN RULES (not scary! not scary!)
As posted by author Susan R. Matthews on 23 June 2007 at HisExcellency, a fan e-mail list devoted to her science fiction. Reprinted with her permission because I thoroughly agree. --DP
The Susan Rules of Engagement, or How I Expect People to Behave In This Group . . .
(1) Critical remarks about something I've said in my novels or said in this group are not personal insults, and I don't take them as such.
(2) Differences of opinion with other people or with the text are not personal insults either, and should not be taken as such (I don't).
(3) Intelligent, articulate, insightful people (like those who read my novels) (hee hee) are naturally passionate about things that have captured their interest. Please play nice.
WORDS TO LIVE BY
"My method and theory of art: I have this desk. When I spend a number of hours per day seated at it, I usually end up having written or drawn something. When I don't sit, I don't write or draw because when the writing or drawing comes around, I am fooling with the dogs, talking on the phone, or fixing the stairs. My artistic production is of higher quality than my imagination, skill, or intelligence would suggest, which leads me to believe that those faculties have very little to do with it. I would not a take a million dollars for that desk."
—Daniel Manus Pinkwater.
"I write every day for at least two hours, and I spend the rest of my time largely in the society of ducks."
"Throw the lumber over, man! Let your boat of life be light, packed with only what you need – a homely home and simple pleasures, one or two friends, worth the name, someone to love and someone to love you, a cat, a dog, and a pipe or two, enough to eat and enough to wear, and a little more than enough to drink; for thirst is a dangerous thing."
—Jerome K. Jerome.
"I am first and foremost a teller of tales, but I am also a serious-minded woman who accepts the responsibilities of her job, and that job, if I am to be true to what is in me, is to say with every voice at my command: 'We must love and imitate the beautiful and the good.'"
|Interests:||57: administration fic, alistair maclean, close protection, cornelia kingsbridge, d/s fic, dark is rising, diana gabaldon, dorothy l. sayers, dusk peterson, earthsea, falls chance ranch, fleur de lys, guy gavriel kay, her majesty's men, jane seville, jesse hajicek, lord john grey, lucius parhelion, m. chandler, maculategiraffe, manna francis, marquesate, mary renault, mary stewart, megan whalen turner, naomi novik, norma johnston, original slash, original slash fiction, outlander, parhelion, patricia a. mckillip, poisontaster, powerfic, prisonfic, robb white, robert a. heinlein, rolf and ranger, rosemary sutcliff, scribe, self-publishing, shadow of the templar, slash, slash fiction, slashfic, slashy books, slashy novels, slavefic, susan cooper, susan r. matthews, temeraire, the administration series, the god eaters, the slave breakers, thief series, ursula k. le guin, zero at the bone|
|Schools:||St. John's College - Annapolis, MD (1982 - 1987)|
|Friend of:||16: akuma_river, amalthia, curiousqity, cylindric, devilc, evildrem, hpstrangelove, immortus, janecarnall, lovely_evil_one, maureenlycaon, paradoxical, seryx, twicet, xtricks, yonmei|
|Member of:||20: ah_gayfiction, eroticawriters, eternaldungeon, evil_fans_unite, fantasywriters, kingarthurslash, kinkaweek, kinky_and_queer, knows_no_bounds, original_slash, originalbl, originalslash, playinwitheboys, premium_users, redlightme, riddle_master, specficwriters, striking_muse, syn_promo, vidding_central|
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